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Grayscale Conversion Examples

See also the Grayscale Conversion Techniques page for details on how the images can be converted. Keep reading further below.

Landscape—Canon EOS 5D-IR

Below is the original image, as processed from a Canon EOS 5D-IR CR2 file using Digital Photo Professional. The various conversions follow.

In this case, there is little obvious difference between the variations, which is somewhat unusual. Still, variations in tonal separation between certain elements can be a deciding factor in choosing a grayscale conversion, because starting with the closest match always makes creating the final rendition easier.

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